Environment Agency and IoD to help in green push

BUSINESS leaders can learn how to go green for the start of the financial year at an event organised by the Environment Agency and the Institute of Directors. The course will show companies how running sustainable, low-carbon resource-efficient operations

BUSINESS leaders can learn how to go green for the start of the financial year at an event organised by the Environment Agency and the Institute of Directors.

The course will show companies how running sustainable, low-carbon resource-efficient operations can have both environmental and economic benefits.

All businesses in Huntingdonshire are invited the event at Bromholme Lane, Brampton, at 6pm on Tuesday, April 20, to find out about the benefits of going green.

The programme will cover topics including resource efficiency, carbon reduction, gaining a competitive edge through sustainable procurement and the commercial opportunities that climate change can open up.


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There will also be advice on participating in the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) scheme which affects large-scale users of electricity.

Environment Agency staff will be available to explain the practical steps businesses can take to save themselves money and help the environment too.

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Simon Chiva from Resource Efficiency East will also be present to talk about the guidance and support available from his organisation.

Geoff Brighty, area manager for the Environment Agency, said: "We are delighted to be hosting this Institute of Directors event and to have the opportunity to highlight the financial and environmental benefits of making businesses more sustainable.

"We have achieved a lot of efficiencies within our own organisation and we are eager to share these green successes with business leaders.

"We ask delegates to come with an open mind and depart with constructive ideas for a sustainable future."

INFORMATION: Places are limited - to book e-mail admin.cambridgeshire@iod.net or call 08455 338153.

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